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News - Editions Choudens Joins the Music Sales Group

Saturday, September 01, 2007
The Music Sales Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the French music publisher Editions Choudens. Founded in 1845 by Antoine de Choudens, the catalogue of over 1500 titles is known worldwide for its roster of French opera and operetta, showcasing such 19th-century works as Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Hector Berlioz’s Les Troyens, André Messager’s Veronique and Louis Ganne’s Les Saltimbanques. The Choudens publishing tradition continued through the 20th-century to present-day, cultivating the concert music of such influential educators and composers as Marcel Landowski, Jean Prodromidès, and Daniel-Lesur.
Editions Choudens also actively branched out into the arena of film music, building a collection of over 500 film scores, including many of the classics of 1940s and 1950s French cinema such as “Les Visiteurs du Soir” and “La Ronde de l’Amour.” G. Schirmer will rent orchestral suites from selected films. For more information or perusal materials, contact us at schirmer@schirmer.com.

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